Now here’s this, because I know what she’s thinking about . . . sigh. This animated short is based on the book I Want A Dog, by Dayal Kaur Khalsa. We have it on DVD, as part of a set of short films from Scholastic based on, and using the illustrations from, great children’s picture books…. Read More ›
The text: The Hypno-Domme Speaks, and Speaks and Speaks, by Patricia Lockwood [Source: Poetry (December 2013)] Music for mezzo-soprano and computer: Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano; Jason Charney, music/recording; Poem by Patricia Lockwood
This is one of my (many) favorite poems by the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1996. I found this great reading of the poem out there on SoundCloud a while back.
After hunting around for a while for a piano piece that suits my current abilities and tastes, I decided I’ll learn this Brahms piece next. Finally, after an unreasonably long initial struggle, I’ve found the finish line on Claude Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin. Learning that piece was much more difficult than I expected,… Read More ›
Ohh, Colonel, no one’s ever offered me their, errr, chicken in this way before…. (KFC in Rolla, MO, taken from the Wal-Mart parking lot)